Seems it is easy to give away tax payer money when it is not yours. As the article states, he was already given 6 months pay while on administrative leave, now he gets another 6 months pay and health benefits. it took 3 months for the ethics probe results and then took 3 more months to act on it, to finally award Duck a ridiculous severance package. This government system is full of waste at all levels and the disclosure of expenses once again is none of the business of those that pay. It is time to stop this corruption at all levels, the only thing government understands , is when there is NO money to pass around to each other,,, STOP giving tax renewals and tax increases until things get under control!
March 11, 2014 at 9:37 a.m.
Unless dollar bills are coming up with the gas and oil from these wells, just who do you think is paying these higher taxes? Wake up people< this is just another tax burden on the average citizen. Oil and gas producers just pass the increase on with their product and ultimate responsibility for the increase goes straight out of our pockets in higher prices. Government knows that, but they hide it in the form of taxes on a business that people feel deserve to pay more because they make so much, then starts Government wasteful spending that will require this increase when the oil and gas industry slows in production.As state rep O'Brien puts it " WE'RE NOT GETTING OUR FAIR SHARE!" What about the taxpayers, increasing our tax burden with higher oil prices,, does that sound fair?
February 17, 2014 at 9:55 a.m.
Allegiant airlines is a discount price airlines and have limited resources to operate, so when problems arise,the remedy for the situation is also limited. In the PUNTA GORDA situation, the airport does not have an ILS (instrument) approach system that allows aircraft to arrive and depart during weather conditions other than normal weather, which is not the airlines responsibility. Money cutbacks (sequestration) by Government officials allows NO money for updating small airports and until reconsidering, actually shut down PUNTA GORDA control tower for a few months in 2013. IN summary, the actual problem stems from this OBAMA administration giving federal monies to overseas entities by the billions,, but does not invest in our own countries infrastructure.
February 2, 2014 at 9:40 a.m.
As always, government answers always include TAX increases.NEW : Federal tax (OBAMACARE), State tax (RAISE in sales tax percentage), schools never have enough, now the COUNTY cannot stay within its budget and needs more. Wake up taxpayers ( the county sales tax issue is based on sales prices) .The amount collected is automatically raised as the price on each and every item is increased. Court costs are automatically added to each and every citation and far exceeds the price of the actual fine. Now the Mahoning county sheriffs have officers that spend time to catch the victimless crime of prostitution,,. As today's example states,, the Mahoning Valley Law Enforcement Task Force, Austintown Police Department, the Youngstown FBI and the Mahoning County Sheriff’s Office., all this time and money spent to catch 6 woman on misdemeanor charges. TOO much government,, TIME TO CUT BACK< NOT ALLOW AN INCREASE IN spending< vote NO to all county government requests until they get spending under control and cut wastes!
January 14, 2014 at 2:12 a.m.
unless these oil and gas wells produce dollar bills coming out of the ground, just where do you think the money is coming from to pay the government their no problem tax increases to benefit government coffers? IT IS ALL JUST another tax increase on the consumer that gets transferred on,, do they think it will cost the oil companies money,,, they just up the price of their product,,, wake up people!! the tax increase is our pockets that are getting raped by a government that is out of control spending!!
January 9, 2014 at 9:02 a.m.
Well $294,000 ought to cover it, of course as soon as something catastrophic occurs, FEMA will step in with another agency and taxpayer money. As in places like Boardman, we are protected by FBI, State Highway patrol, Mahoning County Sheriffs, Boardman police and overlapping communities law enforcement, and still the leaders say that we need more. The state just invoked an increase in sales tax for more money, but give grants away like it is a desperate need, as in all forms of government,, they must spend it, to claim they need more,, NEVER ENDS!
January 5, 2014 at 9:39 a.m.
everyone needs to remember, sales tax is a percentage of money spent.Every price increase on any item sold automatically puts more money into the government system. GM boasts of selling cars at record paces, each sale has the added tax. EVERY TIME a vehicle changes hands, new taxes have to be paid, which is not right either. Ever been to court even for a simple traffic violation, the fine is $25 -$35,, court costs add on another $100 for each citation, look at the court system in action on just that item, hundreds of people each week pay those added costs for court costs. County worker programs,, ever see road crews,, 2 work while 3 watch. Time to have the government stop wasteful spending or replace all of those in charge. Government employees get more perks than those that pay their wages, it is supposed to be they work for the people, not, tell us what they will take.
December 29, 2013 at 9:55 a.m.
REMEMBER This is a sales tax, just as in income tax, government automatically gets more income from everyone that receives more money (INCOME TAX) and spends (SALES TAX ),, also from every time a product price goes up,,,, more revenue for the government. 10 years ago, cars cost $8000,, now sell for $30,000, think of that revenue increase in sales tax. Vindy headlines just stated the big boost in AUTO sales,,, that equates to a big boost in COUNTY tax revenue.WAKE up tax payer,, time to downsize government and eliminate waste. COUNTY workers are to work instead of seeing 2 men working while 5 stand and watch,, enough is enough.
December 6, 2013 at 8:38 p.m.
It is quite evident that those that support the ACA no longer work for a living, but are getting some entitlements from the gov., which is supplied by the working person.As far as how intelligent some OHIOANS are,, reread the article: 59% oppose the ACA and 57% oppose OBAMA,, so the advice from one that claims he is the brighter light does NOT hold a candle to the rest of us dim wits that live here and NO longer support this regime in government.Even though WILLINN claims that Ohio economy is proof,, former claims of Willinn that FRACKING will destroy OHIO air, water and economy,, now states how great it is (OHIO boosts from the fracking industry and supports) ,, which way do you want it?
November 28, 2013 at 9:09 a.m.
If this was a true safety issue, then why would there not be a police officer assigned to watch these areas, their certainly are enough officers available that time of day from tax payers to watch school zones and then do other duties outside those times.
just like everything else the government controllers want,, money grab, do nothing to get the money,, just sit back and have the money come in,,, typical!
August 9, 2013 at 5:17 a.m.